Creative Directory

This directory has been compiled by Toi Wairarapa but is by no means exhaustive. If you would like to be included please contact us. Use the search facility on the right or click on a Directory Category to narrow your search.


A creative space for people who use, or have used mental health services and for their whanau and friends and for the whole community. King Street aims to promote well-being in the community through creative expression. Tutors: Harry Watson, Jenny Morgan, Leanne Taylor, Linda Tilyard.

06 378 9777

Masterton's newest, international quality, dedicated live music venue and bar.

06 370 4332

Music and Jazz

06 308 9697

Based in Carterton , this community theatre company has the aim of promoting theatrical arts in the Carterton district.

New Zealand Pacific Studio

NZ Pacific Studio is an international centre in Mount Bruce where environmentalists, researchers, and creative people focus on a project of their design. About 500 residents have lived and worked at the centre since it opened in 2001.

The five-acre facility is based in an historic villa built in 1911 and restored in 2001. There are seven workspaces, with studios of various sizes, a library of more than 2,000 books, an art collection, four fireplaces/woodstoves, a sauna, gardens designed by Hannah Zwartz, and more. The centre is a private retreat and is open to the public on Open Studio Days.

A non-profit institution, NZ Pacific Studio raises funds to offer 5-7 supported residencies each year; otherwise, residencies are self-funded. Residencies are flexible -- as short as one weekend or as long as three months. Residents have complimentary access to Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

06 375 8441

Art History, Classical Studies and History of Art: Graeme Anderson Design and Visual Communication: Blair Ewington, Drama: Joanne Simpson, History: Shirley Clarke, Music: Adam Gordon, Te Reo: Lisa Walker, Visual Art: Evan Jones

06 370 0175

Venue, music & dancing on Wednesday nights.

06 379 5333


06 372 2861